- Feb 11, 2011
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Will be hoping for them but yeah, it'll be tough to see a lot of positive returns with only 2 or 3 proven NBA level players on the team.Well, it will be tough to see some early positive returns from these trades as the first two games are home against the Clippers and at Toronto.
But looking forward to seeing how they play down the stretch, and how many of these guys stick around for next season.
How did we lose when we got rid of the albatross and only had to give one protected #1 to do it? Still...it could backfire of course. This is the T-Wolves after all.CBS' NBA Trade Deadlines Winners and Losers:
Winner: Karl-Anthony Towns
Minnesota traded his best friend on the team, but then acquired one of his best friends in the world. The Wolves' thirst for D'Angelo Russell has been the worst-kept secret in the NBA for what feels like forever, and they finally got it done. From an allocation-of-resources standpoint, I'm not sure Russell on a max contract is worth giving up the pick they sent to the Warriors, but ending the KAT-Wiggins era and starting this new one will unquestionably please Towns. Now let's see how they play together.
The Wolves got their man, but at what cost? I'm interested in seeing Russell and Towns' pick-and-roll chemistry on offense, but I shudder when I think about the other side of the court. Given how much money Russell and Wiggins make, the pick they sent to Golden State could be the most valuable and important part of this deal. Minnesota's front office still has a steep hill to climb.
Beasley has dazzled at times. Wasn't aware of Spellman, but after looking at his stats he might be able to stick around.I'm most excited to see how Beasley and Spellman do
That made for a fantastic read. all of those odd trades that Kahn made, seem similar to the current staff. I suppose when yer down you do what you can regardless of how it looks.
Daniel is not going to be a struggling outside shooter. He already shoots the 3 at 31% and he is terrific in the mid range as well. His improvement rate is off the charts. He may not be the guy for the TWolves but I think he is going to be a great player in the league and you are right it could be as a 4 or a 5. Towns, by comparison shot 8 three pointers in his frosh year at Kty. He made 2. Who knew how good he would be from the outside? Obviously the scouts projected his potential.I'm excited to see what this team looks like, however I don't think it'll result in too many more wins this season.
As for drafting Oturu, I just don't see it happening. The big PF/C who struggle shooting from the outside are a dying breed. Look at most of the successful teams who are rolling with one big man, and a combo of small forwards and guards. Towns is our big man, and they'll continue to put guards/forwards who can shoot around him.
Andre Drummond is the best rebounder in the league, is only 26, and the market for him was next to nothing.
Not sure what the deal was with Spellman but so far at least, your Beasley call was dead on.I'm most excited to see how Beasley and Spellman do